Renegade Theatre

….Fight, Dance, Passion…

Internationally renowned Hip Hop company Renegade Theatre tour the UK Spring 2006 with their award-winning take on Shakespeare's classic tale of star- crossed lovers; Romeo and Juliet. This explosive production which has packed out venues world-wide is the brainchild of producer Zekai Fenerci, one of Germany's most influential players within their sizeable Hip Hop scene and directors/choreographers Markus Michalowski and Lorca Renoux.

A 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit and winner of a prestigious 'Fringe First', a Herald Angel Award, and the Guardian Best Physical Theatre Award, Rumble has its London debut on 2 and 3 February 2006 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and then embarks on an extensive nation-wide tour.

Michalowski has worked extensively with theatre and dance having crafted his circus training and experience into his productions. Created while directing and choreographing fight scenes in his native Germany, Rumble draws on his multiple experiences of Shakespeare's play, Fenerci's international standing in the hip-hop community and Renoux's personal experience as a former graffiti artist and B-boy of the Parisian ghetto.

Renoux's involvement with dance took him to the avant-garde under the wing of Dance legend Pina Bausch but has remained constant to his Hip Hop origins and with Rumble, the trio have created a winning formula of whirlwind moves, street-derived drama and powerful, physical storytelling. The classic story of the vendetta between the Montagues and Capulets is atmospherically transformed into modern day gangland turf-war with its tension-fuelled fusion of stunts, humour, breaking and contemporary dance.

Its design, which uses mobile scaffolding and screens, morphs from inner-city landscapes to balconies, dance halls and graffiti canvases. Rumble's nine dancers are accompanied by a score compiled by Alexandru Catona, featuring beatboxing, sampling, saxophone, drums and cello.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Goethe-Institut, Rumble's national tour dates are as follows:


2 & 3 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Box Office: 08703 800 400

7 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

) Box Office: 01793 524481

19Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Box Office: 01872 262466

13 Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry )

Box Office: 02476 524 524

18 MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Box Office: 01786 466 666

21)City Hall, Sheffield

Box Office: 0114 278 9789

24 & 25 Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Box Office: 01494 512000


1 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

Box Office: 01874 611 622

3)Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

Box Office: 0870 11 22 330

6 & 7 )The Lowry, Salford

) Box Office: 0870 787 5780

10 & 11 Nottingham Playhouse

Box Office: 01159 419 419

14 Southill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Box Office: 01344 484123

17 The Lighthouse, Poole

Box Office: 01202 685222

21 & 22)Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton

Box Office: 01273 685861

25 & 26 Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Box Office: 08700 402 000

Created in 2002, Dance Touring Partnership is a network of regional middle scale venues throughout the UK, consisting of experienced promoters committed to presenting quality dance to the widest possible audience. Previous DTP tours include Ultima Vez's Blush in Spring 2004, Australian Dance Theatre with Birdbrain and The Age of UnBeauty in Spring 2005 and it is currently touring Jasmin Vardimon's Park.

site -